Monday, June 5, 2006

Daily Digest
HIGHLIGHTS
´ ´ See Resume of Congressional Activity.

Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5401–S5433 Measures Introduced: Twenty-eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3350–3377 and S. Res. 499. Page S5430 Marriage Protection Amendment: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 1, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. Pages S5401–24 A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution and, pursuant to rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a cloture vote will occur on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. Page S5424 A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution following the vote on the confirmation of the nomination of Renee Marie Bumb, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, and the time until 6 p.m. be for debate. Page S5433 NOMINATION—AGREEMENT: A unanimousconsent-time agreement was reached providing that at 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Renee Marie Bumb, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and that the time until 10:20 a.m. be equally divided between the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and the Ranking Member, or their designees, followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Page S5433 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: David H. Laufman, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense. Charles D. Nottingham, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2010. Charles Darwin Snelling, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a term expiring May 30, 2012. 32 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 2 Army nominations in the rank of general. 1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army. Page S5433 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S5428 Petitions and Memorials: Pages S5428–30 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S5430–32 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements: Pages S5425–28 Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m., and adjourned at 6:05 p.m., until 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S5433.)

Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives
Chamber Action
The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. On Wednesday, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 1, Marriage Protection Amendment, with a vote to occur on the motion to invoke cloture thereon. Also, at 11 a.m., Senate will meet with the House of Representatives to hear an address by the President of the Republic of Latvia. During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any other cleared legislative and executive business, including the death tax repeal, the Native Hawaiians issue, and the supplemental appropriations conference report, if available. Senate Committees
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee Meetings
OVERSIGHT—RECKLESS JUSTICE: DID THE SATURDAY NIGHT RAID OF CONGRESS TRAMPLE THE CONSTITUTION? Committee on the Judiciary: On May 30, the Committee held an oversight hearing entitled ‘‘Reckless Justice: Did the Saturday Night Raid of Congress Trample the Constitution?’’ Testimony was heard from former Representative Robert S. Walker of Pennsylvania; and public witnesses.
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NEW PUBLIC LAWS
(For last listing of Public Laws, see DAILY DIGEST, p. D569)

H.R. 1499, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow members of the Armed Forces serving in a combat zone to make contributions to their individual retirement plans even if the compensation on which such contribution is based is excluded from gross income. Signed on May 29, 2006. (Public Law 109–227) H.R. 5037, to amend titles 38 and 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery. Signed on May 29, 2006. (Public Law 109–228) S. 1736, to provide for the participation of employees in the judicial branch in the Federal leave transfer program for disasters and emergencies. Signed on May 31, 2006. (Public Law 109–229)
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CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD
Week of June 6 through June 10, 2006

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Senate Chamber On Tuesday, at 9:45 a.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Renee Marie Bumb, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, with a vote to occur on confirmation of the nomination; following which, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 1, Marriage Protection Amendment.

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: June 7, to hold oversight hearings to examine agricultural conservation programs, 9 a.m., SR–328A. Committee on Appropriations: June 7, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the 2006 hurricane season, 10 a.m., SD–192. June 8, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2007 for USAID, 2:30 p.m., SD–192. Committee on Armed Services: June 8, to hold a closed briefing on Overhead Imagery Systems, 9:30 a.m., S–407, Capitol. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 8, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Sheila C. Bair, of Kansas, to be a Member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Kathleen L. Casey, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Donald L. Kohn, of Virginia, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and James B. Lockhart III, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 10 a.m., SD–538. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 6, Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Product Safety, to hold hearings to examine compliance with All-Terrain Vehicle Standards, 10 a.m., SD–562. June 7, Subcommittee on Science and Space, to hold hearings to examine outside perspectives relating to NASA budget and programs, 2:30 p.m., SD–562. June 8, Subcommittee on National Ocean Policy Study, to hold hearings to examine challenges of fish farming in Federal waters relating to offshore aquaculture, 10 a.m., SD–562. June 8, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine pending nominations, 2:30 p.m., SD–562. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: June 8, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Philip D.

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Moeller, of Washington, and Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, each to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 10 a.m., SD–366. Committee on Foreign Relations: June 7, to hold hearings to examine the economic risk of oil dependence, 9 a.m., SH–216. June 8, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the role of non-governmental organizations in the development of democracy, 9:30 a.m., SD–419. June 8, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the status of Asian adoptions in the United States, 2:30 p.m., SD–419. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 6, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine the rising costs of the census in 2010, focusing on what the Census Bureau is doing to prevent major cost overruns, and why they have decided not to pursue an online option for use in 2010, 2:30 p.m., SD–342. June 8, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine national emergency management issues, 10 a.m., SD–342. Committee on the Judiciary: June 6, to hold hearings to examine the Department of Justice investigation of journalists who publish classified information, 9:30 a.m., SD–226. June 6, Full Committee, business meeting to discuss the possibility of the issuance of certain subpoenas, and a closed session for a Telecom/NSA information sharing hearing, 2 p.m., SD–226. June 7, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 3274, to create a fair and efficient system to resolve claims of victims for bodily injury caused by asbestos exposure (pending on Senate calendar), 9:30 a.m., SD–226. June 8, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD–226. June 8, Subcommittee on Corrections and Rehabilitation, to hold hearings to examine the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons, 2:30 p.m., SD–226. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: June 8, to hold hearings to examine pending benefits related legislation, 10 a.m., SR–418. Select Committee on Intelligence: June 7, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219. June 8, Full Committee, to hold a closed briefing on intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees
Committee on Appropriations, June 6, to consider the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007, 4 p.m., 2359 Rayburn. June 7, Subcommittee on Defense, executive, to mark up the Defense appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007, 8:30 a.m., H–140 Capitol. June 7, Subcommittee on the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, to mark up the Department of Labor, Health

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and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007, 9 a.m., 2358 Rayburn. Committee on Armed Services, June 8, hearing on Assessing the Iranian Threat, Its Geopolitics, and U.S. Policy Options, 10 a..m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on the Budget, June 8, to continue hearings on the Line Item Veto, Constitutional Issues, 9:30 a.m., 210 Cannon. Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 6, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to continue hearings entitled ‘‘The Silicosis Story: Mass Tort Screening and the Public Health,’’ 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn. June 7, full Committee, hearing on the Boutique Fuel Reduction Act of 2006, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. June 9, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ‘‘Cyber Security Challenges at the Department of Energy,’’ 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, June 6, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ‘‘OFHEO’s Final Report on Fannie Mae,’’ 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, June 6, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, hearing entitled ‘‘9/11 Commission Recommendations: Balancing Civil Liberties and Security,’’ 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. June 7, Subcommittee on Energy and Resources, hearing entitled ‘‘Keeping the Fuel Flowing from the Gulf: Are We Prepared for the Hurricane Season?’’ 2 p.m., 2203 Rayburn. June 7, Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability, hearing entitled ‘‘Financial Management Challenges at the General Services Administration,’’ 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. June 8, full Committee, to consider pending business; followed by a hearing entitled ‘‘Once More into the Data Breach: The Security of Personal Information at Federal Agencies,’’ 2154 Rayburn. Committee on Homeland Security, June 7, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology, executive, briefing on the recently announced grant awards to States and urban areas under the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative, and the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, 2 p.m., H2–176 Ford. Committee on House Administration, June 8, hearing entitled ‘‘Oversight Hearing on the Election Assistance Commission,’’ 10 a.m., 1310 Longworth. Committee on International Relations, June 7, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, hearing on Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act Two Years Later: Next Steps for U.S. Policy, 1:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. June 8, full Committee, oversight hearing to review Iraq Reconstruction, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. June 8, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Rights and International Operations, oversight hearing on Removing Obstacles for African Entrepreneurs, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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Committee on the Judiciary, June 8, Subcommittee on the Constitution, hearing on H.R. 4772, Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn. June 8, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, oversight hearing entitled ‘‘The Need to Implement WHTI to Protect U.S. Homeland Security,’’ 11:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. Committee on Rules, June 6, to consider H.R. 5521, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, 5:30 p.m., H–313 Capitol. June 7, to consider the following bills: H.R. 5252, Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006; and H.R. 5522, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, 3:30 p.m., H–33 Capitol. Committee on Science, June 7, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 5356, Early Career Research Act; H.R. 5357, Research for Competitiveness Act; H.R. 5358, Science and Mathematics Education for Competitiveness Act; H.R. 5136, National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006; and H.R. 5450, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act, 2:30 p.m., 2318 Rayburn. Committee on Small Business, June 7, hearing entitled ‘‘Contracting the Internet: Does ICANN Create a Barrier to Small Business?’’ 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, June 7, hearing regarding possible changes to House rules governing gifts of travel (including any transportation, lodging and meals during such travel) from private sources, 1 p.m., 1310 Longworth. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, June 7, Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines, oversight hearing on Implementation of SAFETEA:LU, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. June 8, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on Reauthorization of the Brownfields Program—Successes and Future Challenges, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 7, oversight hearing to review the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research program, 12:30 p.m., 334 Cannon. June 8, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, oversight hearing on the Veterans Benefits Administration’s fiduciary program, including implementation of Title V of Public Law 108–454, 10 a.m., 340 Cannon. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 7, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence, executive, briefing on Target Analysis as a New Career Track; Direct Analytical Support to Operations, 3 p.m., H–405 Capitol. June 8, full Committee, executive, briefing on Global Updates/Hotspots, 9 a.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Resume of Congressional Activity ´ ´
SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

´ ´ The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House. The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.
DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY January 3 through May 31, 2006
Senate
Days in session .................................... Time in session ................................... Congressional Record: Pages of proceedings ................... Extensions of Remarks ................ Public bills enacted into law ............... Private bills enacted into law .............. Bills in conference ............................... Measures passed, total ......................... Senate bills .................................. House bills .................................. Senate joint resolutions ............... House joint resolutions ............... Senate concurrent resolutions ...... House concurrent resolutions ...... Simple resolutions ....................... Measures reported, total* .................... Senate bills .................................. House bills .................................. Senate joint resolutions ............... House joint resolutions ............... Senate concurrent resolutions ...... House concurrent resolutions ...... Simple resolutions ....................... Special reports ..................................... Conference reports ............................... Measures pending on calendar ............. Measures introduced, total .................. Bills ............................................. Joint resolutions .......................... Concurrent resolutions ................ Simple resolutions ....................... Quorum calls ....................................... Yea-and-nay votes ............................... Recorded votes .................................... Bills vetoed ......................................... Vetoes overridden ................................ 68 519 hrs., 38′ 5,400 .. 20 1 1 202 27 40 1 4 9 17 104 79 59 11 2 .. 2 .. 5 1 .. 235 1,358 1,175 11 21 151 .. 161 .. .. ..

DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS January 3 through May 31, 2006
Total
.. .. .. .. 60 1 5 407 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 190 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2,533 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Civilian nominations, totaling 349 (including 148 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Other civilian nominations, totaling 1,743 (including 780 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Air Force nominations, totaling 5,606 (including 100 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Army nominations, totaling 3,380 (including 608 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Navy nominations, totaling 3,543 (including 21 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,277 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Summary Total Total Total Total Total Total nominations carried over from the First Session ........................... 1,659 nominations received this Session ................................................ 14,239 confirmed ..................................................................................... 11,756 unconfirmed ................................................................................. 4,133 withdrawn .................................................................................... 9 returned to the White House ...................................................... 0 1,271 6 113 3,430 2,973 407 5,580 26 1,670 72 1 149 192 8

House
47 350 hrs., 53′ 3,363 1,006 40 .. 4 205 21 76 1 3 2 29 73 111 4 60 .. 1 .. 4 42 8 2 136 1,175 869 12 91 203 1 103 118 .. ..

* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 47 reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 121 reports have been filed in the House.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 6

June 5, 2006

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 6

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Renee Marie Bumb, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, with a period of debate until 10:20 a.m., and then vote on confirmation thereon; following which, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 1, Marriage Protection Amendment. (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.

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